Paris - France’s BIO-UV Group reports that it has successfully installed and commissioned its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system ton CMA CGM’s new flagship, the 20,600 teu CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupéry delivered by Hanjin Heavy Industries yard in the Philippines earlier this year. BIO-Sea units are also being fitted to nine 22,000 teu CMA CGM vessels under construction in China.
“The successful installation and commissioning of the 2000m3/h capacity BIO-SEA unit to this new flagship, together with newbuild and retrofit installations planned in coming months, puts CMA CGM very much ahead in the game,” commented BIO-UV Group ceo and president Benoit Gillmann.
The BIO-Sea system incorporates two technologies in a single, fully automated skid-mounted or modular unit. The system first cleans ballast water using a screen filter, in order to reduce the amount of total suspended particles present in the seawater.